Associate Dentist- PREMIER CARE DENTAL- Grants Pass


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Job Title: Associate Dentist Department: Field Reports to: Owner Dentist Job Level: Individual Contributor FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt Travel Required: NA Effective 4/1/2022 Job Summary Associate Dentists work in dental practices as employees. They perform routine and complex dental procedures required to improve patients' oral health, as well as cosmetic dental procedures that improve the appearance of patients' teeth, gums, and bite. Duties/Responsibilities

  • Examining patients' teeth and gums to diagnose and treat various oral health issues.
  • Utilizing X-rays and computer-generated imaging to assist with examinations.
  • Providing dental treatments to patients, including routine cleanings, extractions, dental fillings, cavity, and tooth decay treatments, teeth whitening, bonding, and applications of dental crowns, caps, and veneers.
  • Administering local anesthesia to patients as needed.
  • Educating patients on good oral hygiene practices and advising them on proper aftercare following certain dental procedures.
  • Performing oral cancer screenings.
  • Prescribing antibiotics and pain medications to patients as required.
  • Ensuring that all dental instruments and equipment are sterilized before each use.
  • Taking impressions of patients' mouths for the fabrication of customized mouthguards and dentures. Required Skills/Abilities
  • State license to practice dentistry.
  • CPR certification.
  • Proven experience working in a dental practice.
  • The ability to use various dental instruments and equipment.
  • The ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
  • The ability to work in a team.
  • Good hand-eye coordination.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Helpful and polite Education and Experience
  • Doctor of dental surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Medicine in dentistry (DMD)
  • 2 Years practicing preferred however, not required Physical Demands
  • Is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms
  • Is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.
  • Has the ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.
  • Works in moderate noise
  • May be required to lift packages up to 25 pounds

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